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Note: The new Outlook for Mac is available to Microsoft 365 subscribers. If you are a Microsoft 365 subscriber, make sure you have the latest version of Office.

Get more out of your email and calendar with the new Outlook for Mac. The new Outlook for Mac leverages powerful and simple design principles that give users control to customize their experiences and get things done quickly. It helps you access your mail and calendar quickly, schedule and respond to meetings with ease, find what you’re looking for with Search, and bring better organization to your mail. It has the capability updates you’ve been asking for in a customizable and easy to use experience.

For an overview of the new features in Outlook for Mac, system requirements, and submitting feedback, please visit The new Outlook for Mac.

What's new in the new Outlook for Mac

When you sign in to the new Outlook for Mac , you’ll go straight to your Inbox.




Create a new message by selecting New message.

Folders list

The list includes the folders in your mailbox. It may include other folders, such as Favorites and Archive folders.

Select Expand Expand to show the folders list, or select Collapse Collapse to hide it.

Control + click an existing folder and select New Folder.

Search box

In the Search box, type the name or email address of a person or a keyword you want to search for, and press Enter or select .

Message list

Messages in the current folder are listed. There might also be a visual alert that a message is unread, has an attachment, or is flagged.

At the top of the message list, you can choose how you want to view the list.

Select Filter and choose from the options Unread, Flagged, Mentions, Has Attachment or Sort by.

Each message also has a mini toolbar. For each message, you can delete it, mark it as unread, flag the message.

Reading pane

The message or conversation that you selected appears in the reading pane. Use the customizable toolbar above the reading pane to perform common actions such as deleting, archiving, sweeping, moving emails, or categorizing.

Select More More icon to see additional actions such as Snooze, Ignore Conversation, Get Add-ins and so on.

My Day

My Day brings your agenda and a 30 day calendar to the right side of the main canvas. Whether you like to focus on your day as a whole or prefer to see what’s up next on the agenda, this helps you stay on top of your commitments without leaving your email. Choose between your work, shared, or other calendars, and take action right in the pane, such as joining a meeting or sending an RSVP.

Keep track of appointments, meetings, or any other event from anywhere. Add, edit, or delete events using Day, Three Day, Work Week, Week, or Month views.



New event

Create a new event by selecting New event. Then, fill in information about the event.

Your calendars

Under Calendars, My calendar is the default selection and displays the calendar in Month view. You can move forward or backward through calendar months using the arrows above the calendar. .

If you decide you don't want the calendar you created, right-click the calendar and select Remove > Delete.

Other calendars

You can view more than one calendar at a time, add other calendars and select which to display, and create new calendars.

View options

Choose your calendar view: Day, Three Day, Work Week, Week, or Month views. To return to today's date, select Today on the left side of the command bar above the calendar.

Calendar pane

Select a specific day in the calendar, and any appointment or event scheduled for that day is listed in this area. You also can select a day or time slot and create a new appointment or event.

Use the People page to find, view, create, and edit contacts and contact lists. .



Search box

Start typing in the search box to find a contact or contact list.


Create a new contact by selecting New contact.

Contacts in the left pane

Contacts: Shows your contacts from all folders.

Contact card

See or edit information about the contact or contact list.

Contact someone directly by selecting Send email or Start chat.

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